is a French-based satellite
provider. Providing coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, it is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues.
Eutelsat’s satellites are used for broadcasting 3,800 television
and 1100 radio
stations to over 200 million cable and satellite homes. They also serve requirements for TV contribution services, corporate networks, mobile positioning and communications, Internet backbone connectivity and broadband access for terrestrial, maritime and in-flight applications. Eutelsat is headquartered in Paris. Eutelsat Communications Chief executive officer
is Michel de Rosen
Its main craft have traditionally operated from four positions, each separated by three degrees of the Clarke belt
- 7, 10, 13 and 16°E; although more positions are now operated.
Eutelsat commercialises capacity on 26 satellites located in geosynchronous orbit between 15 degrees West and 75 degrees East.
Planned future satellites
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